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Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’ (Plantain Lily)

Plantain Lily 'Krossa Regal', Krossa Regal Hosta

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Hosta Krossa Regal, Plantain Lily Krossa Regal, Krossa Regal Hosta', Big Hosta, Shade perennials, Plants for shade
Hosta Krossa Regal, Plantain Lily Krossa Regal, Krossa Regal Hosta', Big Hosta, Shade perennials, Plants for shade
Hosta Krossa Regal, Plantain Lily Krossa Regal, Krossa Regal Hosta', Big Hosta, Shade perennials, Plants for shade

Award-winning Hosta ‘Krossa Regal’ (Plantain Lily) is a robust clump-forming perennial forming an upright, arching, spreading mound of ovate, soft gray-blue, smooth, widely veined leaves, 11 in. long (28 cm). Bell-shaped, pale purple flowers appear on exceptionally tall scapes, 4-6 ft. long (120-180 cm), in mid to late summer. They attract songbirds and hummingbirds. Moderately fast-growing, this giant hosta makes a striking specimen in the shade garden thanks to its graceful, vase-like habit and beautifully shaped leaves. The foliage is of good substance and very slug resistant.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows 40 in. tall (100 cm) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm).
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from cold, dry winds.
  • This foliage plant is perfect for the shade garden, mixed with other perennials in beds and borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, or containers. Great as a groundcover or underplanting shrubs and roses.
  • Watch for slugs and snails, which could damage the attractive foliage.
  • Cut off the stems after blooming to encourage the plant’s growth. Discolored leaves should be trimmed back to the ground.
  • Propagate by division in early spring or late summer.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 36" - 72"
(90cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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Recommended Companion Plants

Aruncus ‘Chantilly Lace’ (Goat’s Beard)
Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum ‘Lady in Red’ (Lady Fern)
Carex oshimensis ‘Everillo’ (Japanese Sedge)
Heuchera ‘Pink Panther’ (Coral Bells)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asparagaceae
Genus Hosta
Common names Hosta, Plantain Lily
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 6'
(90cm - 180cm)
Spacing 36" - 72"
(90cm - 180cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Full Shade
Attracts Birds, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden
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